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Selecting the Right Fit College is Crucial to College Success

Vincena M. Allen | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Vincena M. Allen

For low-income, first generation (LIFG) students, selecting a college that is the right fit has an outsized impact on that student's trajectory for college completion.

As Student Debt Rises, Is the Allure of College Fading?

Marcos Cordero | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Marcos Cordero

Is a four-year college education really worth the high price tag when there are cheaper options available?

3 Ways Parents Can Help Students Make Smart College Choices

Jodi Okun | Posted 05.26.2014 | College
Jodi Okun

Involving your child in this process not only makes him or her more motivated to accomplish what needs to be done in school, it also provides skills that can be used for a lifetime of success.

Is Double Depositing Wrong and Risky?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Character is one of the most difficult things for admission officers to measure when evaluating applicants. Should they discover that a student is partaking in this scheme, their sense of honor would be at stake.

What to Expect When You're Accepting: A College Cost Checklist for Parents

Beth Kobliner | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

As kids across America are celebrating their college acceptance letters, parents of high school seniors are freaking out over the quarter-million-dollar question (as some private school sticker prices hit $60,000): How are we going to pay for it?

How My Grandfather's Stories From the Depression Helped Me Survive the Recession

K. Ford K. | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
K. Ford K.

I always assumed I'd belong to the same class too, the one I had identified with since birth. Now I'm not sure if I'll ever be middle class again.

Discussing Post-High School Options With Your Kids

Pam Didner | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Pam Didner

Going to college is not the only option. Even if you decide to go to college, there are multiple ways to control the expenses.

I Shouldn't Be Denied My Top College Because I Can't Afford It

Damani Eubanks | Posted 05.13.2014 | Teen
Damani Eubanks

In my own personal experience as a middle class student in the top 1 percent of my class, I've had to reconsider my college choices due to finances.

Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class?

K. Ford K. | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
K. Ford K.

I began to feel I had slipped so low that I was no longer respected. I lost self confidence. I stopped talking about my writing. Soon nobody knew that I was a writer or that I'd ever gone to college. Nobody knew me. I became invisible.

This College Program Could Completely Revolutionize The Workforce

2014-02-21-ScreenShot20140221at4.19.55PM.png | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact

By Anita Hamilton, NationSwell.com Tré Robinson, 20, is the son of a single mom. A year and a half ago, he made his mother proud by graduating fro...

Prospective College Students and Parents Are Asking the Wrong Question

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Small classes with lots of personal attention from gifted teachers with Ph.D.'s are costly. But getting lost or left behind in a lecture hall of 500 students for a much lower tuition can ultimately cost the individual more.

Students Ask College Prep Questions That Get Answers

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

College officers understand that not everyone can visit colleges. Between plane fare, rental cars and hotel stays, it can get costly. Students can visit colleges in their area to get an idea of college life and what they would like.

Resolving Higher Education's Challenges

Jonathan M. Brand | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jonathan M. Brand

However valid aspects of some of these criticisms may be, they do not speak to the reality of a vast majority of colleges and universities that are doing a lot to meet the needs of their students.

Strip Club Aims To Recruit College Students In Campus Paper

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.21.2014 | College

Would you strip to cover college costs? With the price of tuition at all-time highs, a coalition of strip clubs in San Francisco thinks some students ...

It's the Student Loans, Stupid

Bob Hildreth | Posted 04.20.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

Is college tuition going up to compensate for state cuts? Or do plentiful student loans encourage states to cut aid and colleges to raise tuitions?

College -- All That Money and For What?

Thomas Kruczek | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Thomas Kruczek

This post was co-authored by Jay Forte According to statistics from The College Board, the moderate cost per year for a public state college is just...

Why Some Colleges Are Slashing Tuition

us news | Kelsey Sheehy | Posted 02.10.2014 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. The cost of college is rising at a breakneck pace...

Community Colleges Play More Vital Role than Ever

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

What community colleges need to do is keep the role that we play in higher education visible and accessible to all citizens, just as we have been doin...

Parents: Teach Your High School Kids About Money

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

As your kids move forward on their road to independence, the lessons build upon the foundation of principles you have helped them build -- and address the real-life situations and obstacles they will encounter.

6 Financial Aid Tips for First-Generation Students

Alexandra Rice | Posted 03.26.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

Your mom didn't go to college. Your dad didn't go to college. Your brother and sister didn't go to college. But you want to go to college. The question is: How do you pay for it?

The Thing That No One Talks About When It Comes To The Cost Of College

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

The cost of getting a higher education isn't just increasing in America, it's happening in the United Kingdom as well. The more people find themselves...

Greed Is Not Good: The Social Usefulness of Progressive Public Policy

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Progressives must never abandon appeals to fairness and concern for the vulnerable when advocating on behalf of sound public policies.

How I Saved $30K and Graduated 1.5 Years Early by "Testing Out"

Jay Cross | Posted 03.16.2014 | College
Jay Cross

Higher education does need to be changed, but for right now, it is what it is. So if you want to get ahead, don't fantasize about the future. Instead, assume society will never fix college and find a better way to graduate!

For Working Adults, the Lure of a College Degree Remains Strong

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 03.12.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

The topic of the "ROI of a college degree," may be the strongest factor for working adults and other nontraditional students looking to return to a degree program. The need for higher education in this country is clear.

Free Public College, Affordable Private College

Harry L. Langer | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Harry L. Langer

Superior relevant education is essential for global competitiveness and national prosperity. The following are suggestions to make it accessible and affordable.